Pete Colby, Director

Over 30 years in industry, Pete has managed factories with highly demanding customers, challenging Trade Unions and hundreds of employees reporting to him. He's worked his way from the ‘coal-face’ on shop floors through to executive level for global blue-chip organisations such as Rolls-Royce. Through this varied experience he's dealt with most people-related challenges from every angle.

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Jane Fisher, Progressive Change Expert

Jane has an extensive portfolio of business and education working, her proven expertise within Managing Change and Quality Improvement gained through wide-ranging practical experience, as well as the knowledge and skills, gained through a 33-year career spanning operational, managerial and strategic level working within the public and private sector. Following an eminent career of leading educational change and service improvement, including implementing national policies and leading diverse, multi-organisational teams across regional boundaries, she now champions progressive change within organisations. Having witnessed first-hand the positive impact change can have - transforming lives within both personal and professional settings, her passion is to bring this ‘positivity’ to organisations – no matter how big or small, making it an amazing experience – one that employees at all levels want to be part of.

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Dave Greenwood, HR Professional (Manufacturing)

Dave’s entry into the HR profession is probably different to that of 95% of current incumbents. Having started his career as an apprentice engineer, Dave progressed very quickly into a First Line Leadership role at the age of 21. The experience of leading a team of 30 skilled engineers, some  of which some had played a critical role in supporting his apprenticeship,  provided him with experiences from which he has learnt a number of valuable lessons. With a passion for manufacturing Dave likes to refer to himself as a business person working within a HR function.

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Claire Bracegirdle, Mediator & Counsellor

Claire is a qualified and accredited Civil, Commercial & Employment Mediator. She is also a fully qualified Counsellor, Psychotherapist & Hypnotherapist.
Claire has over 8 years’ experience of working with adults, couples and children working privately and on a consultancy basis for various companies and charities. From her background of therapy, Claire is highly experienced at dealing with people’s everyday stresses, anxieties & relationship challenges.

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Simon Sharpe, Mediator

Simon is a trained Civil & Commercial Mediator approved by and registered with the Civil Mediation Council.  He is a qualified solicitor with over 32 years’ experience, and heads the Penmans’ Clinical Negligence & Personal Injury team. 

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Jade Edwards, Reception

Led by Jade, we have a fantastic team who will take your calls and pass on any queries you may have regarding the services we offer – whether that be mediation, engagement, development, coaching or HR support. It's important to us that you can call us 24/7, so a member of the team will always be available to ensure that any queries are dealt with efficiently.


If you'd like to know more about the services we offer please don't hesitate to call or email us. Alternatively, complete the enquiry form opposite and we'll respond quickly.

  Pragmatism (UK) Ltd

     Unit C17

     Kestrel Business Centre

     Private Road 2

     Colwick Industrial Estate


     NG4 2JR

 0333 987 5185



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